Texas officials: Motor voters should check status

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HOUSTON (AP) - State officials are advising Texas voters to make sure they'll be good to go at the polls if they used the increasingly popular method of registering while getting a driver's license.

The warning comes as election administrators acknowledge there have been interruptions to the Texas secretary of state's system of electronically transferring registrations received each day from the Department of Public Safety.

The Houston Chronicle reported Monday that so-called "motor voters" have complained about voter registrations not being processed by the state. As a result, the secretary of state is warning county registrars to be prepared to help voters investigate problems.

Federal law dramatically expanded access to voter registration by including driver's license offices in 1993. More than half of new Texas voters registered that way last year.


Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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